MAITAI CAVES

2021-11-12T08:00:00.0000000Z

2021-11-12T08:00:00.0000000Z

NZ Lifestyle Magazine Group

https://thisnzlife.pressreader.com/article/284112094205590

ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS

This four-hour walk is an excellent excuse for an adventure through diverse bush. After taking the short drive from Nelson, enjoy a stroll through a beech and podocarp forest before moving into a woodland full of mātai, rimu and rata. It's a 10-minute climb to a limestone-cave system near the end of the track. A torch is needed when entering the small entrance before scrambling over some boulders and into an ankle-deep stream. The walk begins from the Maitai Dam, 11km up Maitai Valley Road.

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